A Setting for Minor Gods

You are a god.

How did you become a god? No, it isn’t when a Mommy god and a Daddy god love each other very much. Remember that strange ring you inherited from your Uncle Bill? What about that odd fruit salad your wife ate when she was visiting her Aunt Fae?

Don’t worry, you’ve just come down with a small case of Divinity.It shouldn’t cause you too much problem. Except now the dream eaters can see you. Don’t worry, you’ve just become a god. A few goblins and imps shouldn’t cause you any problems and your aura much too dim for the wyrms to bother noticing you.

Anyway, being a god comes with some perks. Slower aging, you rarely get sick, really just general health and attractiveness. Plus your divine key comes with some special tricks.That ring lets you go invisible, even to the dream eaters. Sally will find that people just want to listen to what she has to say.

Those tricks will come in handy for defeating dream eaters.

As time goes on and you absorb more divinity, your aura will brighten and you’ll get better control of your divine talents. That’s important. You’re going to need those for when the more powerful creatures that exist in dreams and shadows start to notice you. Also, pick up some additional keys if you can, you’re going to need to be flexible if you want to survive.

Don’t worry. You’ll pick it up. And remember that you’re just a god, you’re not immortal.

The Keys to Divinity

Back in the days of myth, the divinity keys would often seem to pass from owner to owner or else there we’re more of them back then. Or more of the better ones.

When Zeus threw a lightning bolt did he call upon the same powers that Thor did? Or were they two separate items? Were they even items or some inherent alien metabolism?

Gods can live for a long time but not forever. It is possible that the myth of Hekate as she moved from Egypt to Greece and onward was the travels of a single woman but more likely those changes in location  and attitude reflect her divine key passing from owner to owner.

It is possible that the current gods hold those ancient artifacts and many claim to. Even so it is impossible to know for sure. Much better to save that energy for the dream eaters anyway.

Eating your Dreams

The dream eaters come from Dream. When mortals sleep they dream. Just because the two share a name, don’t make the mistake of thinking they’re the same. Just because the two are different don’t make the mistake of assuming they’re unconnected. Especially don’t make the mistake of assuming that either of them are in anyway made up or imaginary.

Mount Olympus was very much the home of the gods for a time, as was Asgard, as was Oz. Ok, not the last one. It was never safe enough to be considered a home.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking anything you to in dream will ever be private. The two share a name for a reason and events in one have the tendency to exist in the other. Someone has a dream about the time you tricked a particularly insane queen of the dream eaters writes a book about it. Next thing you know everyone is buying that book up because it resonates with a dream they once had. It goes the other way as well. Robotic monsters and enlarged viruses that would put even mild hypochondriacs into a tizzy of hand washing manage to find their way out of Dream more and more often.

That’s not to say the connection is all bad. Vampires have seen a marked personality shift in recent years, sliding from truely horrid monsters to dream guides and even guardian angels in recent years. Yeah, not every creature that lives in Dream is a dream eater per se though most live under the influence of powerful dream eaters and will do what they need to to survive. If you manage to befriend one, all the more power to you.